Sex triggers a lot of oxytocin at once, yielding lots of social trust for a very short time.
Childbirth triggers a huge oxytocin spurt, both in mother and child.
As expected, she also saw the brain areas associated with dopamine and norepinephrine production light up.
Drenched in chemicals that bestow focus, stamina and vigor, and driven by the motivating engine of the brain, lovers succumb to a Herculean courting urge." Watch Helen Fisher at her Ted Talk abou how the brain reacts when its in love.
Jad consults a few experts on the chemistry of a 'brain on love.'Love doesn't necessarily have to be the romantic kind of love. Love is our motivation for everything, whether its a love for money or people.
Love can be a love for music, or for certain foods. Defining love is different for all different people. Love is the root source of most of the songs on the radio.
Every time you think about this person, you feel giddy—you feel really good. The neurons in your brain are releasing dopamine, a feel-good hormone and neurotransmitter associated with euphoria (as well as gambling and drug addiction).
And because your brain wants you to keep pursuing this feeling, like a little love-carrot, it fires off like someone you get nervous before a date?